Dover Scullers lead the way at Hastings and Eastbourne Regattas

Dover Rowing Club were in action in the Hastings and Eastbourne double header regattas at the weekend.
Cameron Mackintosh had a good couple of days with in the Men’s Sculls race. A good race along the shore line in Hastings turning second and a strong return leg secured second place. At Eastbourne a poor turn left Mackintosh third and chasing for second. In the last 250m he kicked hard and closed rapidly on second place, only missing out at the line by a canvas.

Jasper Mallet continues to improve after progressing to Junior Sculler level. At Hastings, Mallet found himself in second through the turn but struggled to hold off the Eastbourne sculler who rowed through him by the finish. At Eastbourne, Mallet aimed to improve on third and went out hard. Turning second, he was able to push well ahead of the Eastbourne sculler and was able to maintain the second place all the way to the line.
There were two Dover crews in the Men’s J16 Quad Sculls, Josh Grassby, Bo Corby, Ben Fagg, Beau Everington-Nee coxed by Matt Barnett competed against the younger crew of Henry Cox, Tom Gold, Sonny Hart, Artie Everington-Nee coxed by Maria West-Burrows. A hard push from the Barnett crew saw them in a straight fight for first place with Herne Bay. Dover’s crew crossed second and the younger teammates would come in sixth.
The J14 Quad Sculls had Cox, Hart, Sara Scrivens, A Everington-Nee coxed by Maria West-Burrows in the 1km race. With three of the crews on a quick turn around the crew struggled to hold on to the leader as they chased down the course, coming home third.
Junior Ladies Fours saw two crews at Hastings Marie Cockerill, Emmerline McArdle, West-Burrows, Ella Day coxed by Tony Burrows facing Janice Bradford, Nikki Leggatt, Freya Emmerson, Emily Harvey coxed Will Coleman. The crews were battling each other coming to the turns with the Burrows crew coming away ahead. Both crews were fighting for points with Burrows crew coming home sixth and Coleman’s crew finishing eighth. Only the Burrows crew raced at Eastbourne with a renewed determination. A good start and a hard drive to the turn put the crew in the top four as they pushed through the last quarter, going through Deal and moving neck and neck for second, losing out by a foot at the line.

The Novice Ladies Four of Amanda Punton, Kaz Morrison, Janice Bradford, Leggatt coxed by Burrows had a good row coming in eighth. At Eastbourne, Bradford, Leggatt, Lily Stafford-Edge, Harvey coxed by Burrows got a good start and were in the mix at the turn. Coming home they were fighting for second with Eastbourne just missing out at the line.
Men’s Junior Senior Fours Mackintosh, Mallet, James Hale, Coleman coxed by Emmerson had a disappointing run out to the turn but regained a little of their normal pace coming home fifth. At Eastbourne the crew were coxed by Jason Cunningham. They had a better start and were in contention throughout the race coming home second. The same crew competed in the Men’s Senior Four finishing fourth in Hastings and improving to third at Eastbourne.
Senior Men’s Pair Hale and Mallet, were just off the top crews coming home fifth at both regattas.
Men’s Junior Four had Mackintosh, Duncan Taylor, Barnett, Brendon Ulyatt coxed by Burrows fighting for points coming out of the turns, finishing in eighth. Ulyatt was fifth rowing with Eastbourne at their home regatta.

Masters 40 plus Leggatt, Barnett, West-Burrows, Taylor coxed by Burrows had a good race to the buoys. They were in the mix for points and finished fourth. S Dowling, Cunningham, Bradford, Leggatt coxed by Coleman had a similar race at Eastbourne, also finishing fourth.
Punton, Morrison, West-Burrows, Taylor coxed by Cunningham were sixth in the Masters 50 plus. Cockerell and McArdle entered the woman’s 40 plus in a composite crew fourth at Hastings. Cockerell, Ulyatt, Coleman, West-Burrows coxed by Hale raced against Mackintosh, Cunningham, Bradford, Harvey coxed by Mallet would finish fourth and fifth respectively in the Mixed Fours Open.

Seconds the order of the day at Dover Regatta

Dover Rowing Club were in action at their home and Folkestone Regattas at the weekend. There was an outstanding performance from club veterans and occasional racers Chrissy Purvis and Jen Jordan in the Woman’s Junior Pair. As a late entry they were on the outside of the course. A strong start saw Purvis and Jordan battling for the lead despite being disrupted by an opponent’s wayward steering. Second to Herne Bay at the turn, Dover’s pair moved through them and were neck and neck with eventual winners Southsea, coming home second.

The Men’s Novice Sculls saw a battling performance from Cameron Mackintosh. From the start Mackintosh was in a straight battle with Folkestone down the course as they chased Shoreham. Second out of the turn, the Dover sculler solidified his place but ran out of water as he tried to catch the first placed sculler. Mackintosh was fifth at Folkestone regatta.

The J14 Quad Sculls crew of Oliver White, Ella Cook, Sonny Hart, Artie Everington-Nee coxed by Maria West-Burrows had a good start. Alternating positions each stroke with Shoreham, Dover took second place at the line. At Folkestone, Henry Cox, White, Sara Scrivens, A Everington-Nee coxed by West-Burrows came home third. Cook would also finish third with Shoreham’s J16 Ladies Quad Sculls.

In the J16 Quad Sculls Dover had 2 crews. Josh Grassby, Ben Fagg, Bo Corby, Beau Everington-Nee coxed by Matt Barnett competed against Hart, Tom Gold, White, A Everington-Nee coxed by West-Burrows. Barnett’s crew found themselves in a tight fight with Herne Bay. The neck and neck battle was decided by half a canvas, with Dover in Second. Dover;s second crew came home fifth. At Folkestone Grassby, Fagg, Corby, Everington-Nee were third and Henry Cox, White, Gold, A Everington-Nee came home sixth.
The Junior Senior Men’s Four had Mackintosh, Will Coleman, James Hale, Jasper Mallet coxed by Freya Emmerson in a tight three way race on the outward leg. Southsea led at the turn with Dover and Herne Bay behind. The charge home saw Dover trying to take the lead whilst fending off Herne Bay, finally taking second place. At Folkestone Dover finished fourth.

The Open Masters Fours 40+ featuring Matt Barnett, Zara White, Mark Weight, Janice Bradford coxed by Jo Johnston struggled to compete with the leading two boats as they come home in third place. At Folkestone Janice Bradford, Nikki Leggatt, West-Burrows, Barnett coxed by Hale were fourth. Nick Bailey was third in a composite.
The Men’s Junior Four Mike Simmons, Barnett, Kevin Ulyatt, Brendon Ulyatt coxed by Jo Johnson finished fourth. Ladies Junior Four of Marie Cockerell, Emmerline McArdle, West-Burrows, Saffron Walmsley-Preece coxed by Tony Burrows also finished fourth. At Folkestone Emmerson, Leggatt, Holly Hannington, Emily Harvey coxed by Coleman were fourth.
Men’s Senior Fours had Mackintosh, Coleman, Hale, Mallet coxed by Emmerson came home fourth.
Novice Men’s Four Simmons, Weight, K Ulyatt, B Ulyatt coxed by Burrows worked hard to get fifth in a large field with Laine Napier, Damon Napier, Chris Wong, Duncan Taylor coxed by Emmerson coming home seventh. Simmons, Weight, K Ulyatt, B Ulyatt coxed by Burrows finished eighth at Folkestone.
Jasper Mallet came fifth in the Men’s Junior Sculls and would improve to fourth in the same event at Folkestone.

Novice Ladies, White, Kaz Morrison, Amanda Punton and Cannelle Ulyatt coxed by Burrows finished fifth. Lee-Anne Finnis finished third in a Worthing crew and Izzy Baldwin took second with Eastbourne. At Folkestone White, Bradford C Ulyatt, Lily Stafford-Edwards also finished fifth.
Masters 50 + Leggatt, Morrison, West-Burrows, Taylor coxed by Johnston came home fifth, whilst Nick Bailey finished fourth in a composite.
Men’s Senior Pairs Hale and Mallet were seventh with Mackintosh and Colemen eighth at Dover but both improved at Folkestone finishing fourth and sixth respectively. The crews would shuffle seats in the Men’s Double Sculls race, Coleman and Mallet were fifth and Mackintosh and Hale sixth.
In the Open Mixed Four Dover had 3 crews Mackintosh, Leggatt, Lee-Ann Finnis, Mallet coxed by Hale were sixth, Emmerson, Harvey, Bailey, Colman, coxed Hannington were eighth and K Ulyatt, B Ulyatt, West-Burrows, Barnett cox Johnston were ninth.

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